Should we eat gur and roasted chana or roasted gram once a week?

Gur is Jaggery and chana is roasted chickpea. Should we eat gur and chana once a week? Yes, especially for the married women. Eating in fasting state is better. Those who can’t eat gur and chana, they should eat a tablet of iron and folic acid every week to prevent anemia.

In astrology it is mentioned to eat gur on Sunday and chana on Saturdays.

All agreed that byproducts of gur are harmful like refined sugar etc.

Unprocessed gur can even be eaten by diabetics.

Anemia or Anaemia is a condition that arises when the amount of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment of the red blood cells, is reduced. Those affected are pale, constantly feel tired, become breathless on exertion, and have poor resistance to infection.

Jaggery and roasted chickpea are found benefial to treat anemia in pregnant women in India.

Gur and chana during pregnancy help pregnant women for improving hemoglobin level. This is the main benefit of roasted gram and jaggery together.

How many calories in 100 gms roasted chana?

100 grams of roasted chana would have 396 calories.

Is roasted black chana good for weight loss?

Yes, Roasted Black Chana is very good for weight loss.

It is very effective for weight loss as well as it is full of nutritional benefits. It is an excellent health food, especially if you are interested in losing your weight.

Roasted chana or even plain chana has fat but not of that type which leads to bad cholesterol. You must include chana in any form in your diet as it is a perfect health food and it is highly nutritious.

Roasted chana is also liked by most of the people due to its taste and less fat. So health conscious people may use this roasted black chana in their food but without oil.
Roasted black chana is high in fiber, which is low in fat & contains good amount of protein & it is considered as negative calorie foods which helpful for weight loss.

Benefits of eating roasted chana

Roasted gram or chana is a popular form of snacks which is liked by people of all ages. Health benefits of roasted gram are as follows:

  • It is an outstanding source of maganese, folate and protein ,copper, phosphorous and iron. All these are very necessary for good health.
  • Roasted gram has lots of dietary fiber and this helps prevent constipation as it promotes easy bowel movement.
  • Roasted gram is very low in fat and this is one of the main reasons that many people eat it.
  • It is low in calories,high in protien & iron.
  • Roasted gram Control Cholesterol level.

Nutrition – Chickpea / kala chana nutrition

Chickpeas are a helpful source of zinc, folate and protein. Chickpeas are low in fat and most of this is polyunsaturated.

Nutrient profile of desi chana (the smaller variety) is different, especially the fibre content which is much higher than the light coloured variety.

One hundred grams of mature boiled chickpeas contains 164 calories, 2.6 grams of fat (of which only 0.27 grams is saturated), 7.6 grams of dietary fiber and 8.9 grams of protein.

Chickpeas also provide dietary phosphorus (49–53 mg/100 g), with some sources citing the garbanzo’s content as about the same as yogurt and close to milk.

Recent studies have also shown that they can assist in lowering of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Kala chana nutrition (Black Chana Nutrition)

A 100 g serving of cooked chickpeas provides 164 kilocalories.
Carbohydrates make up 68 percent of calories, most of which (84 percent) is starch, followed by total sugars and dietary fiber.
Lipid content is 3 percent, 75 percent of which is unsaturated fatty acids for which linoleic acid comprises 43 percent of total fat.

100 grams chickpeas, mature seeds, cooked no salt:
Carbohydrates: 27.42 g
Fat: 2.59 g
Protein: 8.86 g

Proteins in cooked and germinated chickpeas are rich in essential amino acids like lysine, isoleucine, tryptophan and total aromatic amino acids.

62 thoughts on “Should we eat gur and roasted chana or roasted gram once a week?”

  1. Dear Ushma, yes, you may have small amount of roasted chana and gur which is a rich source of protein and iron. Rest you must have consultation with your obstetrician and dietician.
    Enjoy your best health.

  2. sir i am three month pregnant. can i eat daily gur and roasted chana. i like it. it’s beneficial or not during pregnancy.

  3. yes, you may have small amount of roasted chana and gur which is a rich source of protein and iron. Rest you must have consultation with your obstetrician and dietician.
    I have seen incidence of gestational diabetes is rising so please keep a tab on your blood sugar level also.
    Enjoy your best health.

  4. I am 3 month pregnant. My bmi is 15

    I am in Uk here midwife sees you. I told her i feel increased heartbeat rate and shortness of breath which she told might be because of anemia. She gave me vitamin c vitamin d and folic acid tablets.

    I want to know some quick supplement of iron so i don’t feel tired when doing home works. I need to make chapatis for 3 people and i get tired and start sweating during this. My mom and sister in laws were making food for 5 or 6 peoples when they were pregnant why can’t i?

    My next appointment is on 6th June when i get my blood test reports till then what should i do with this problem?

  5. m 25 yrs old & wait is 72kg m married n still dnt have babby ……… it because of my wait …………. can u tell me the perfect diet plan

    • Thanks Mrs. Gauri for visiting this blog.

      For your diet plan, I would recommend an active lifestyle for you. You must focus on daily physical activity or exercise and healthy nutritious diet. I believe, eating healthy is one of the best ways to take care of yourself and the family. A healthy diet gives energy to get through the busy day, supports mood, helps in weight maintenance and gives a fresh look.

      Enjoy your healthy life.

      Dr. Anil Singhal

  6. Respected sir,
    My name is satish kumar. My age 43 years. Weight is 89 kg . I want to loose my weight so i have start some yoga n exercise last one month.
    Can you advise me how many quantity i eat daily kala chana or honey with lemon in warm water.
    Now i m in london.
    Plese advise..???
    Thanks n regards
    Satish kumar

  7. Hello Sir,

    Great blog! Sir, I’m suffering with chronic constipation, don’t need to use toilet for a longer time for many days. I have issues with diet like i cant live without meat and dont eat much veggies but when i eat veggies i still have some problem. please help me advise me something…..age 30, married and have two beautiful kids.

    Thanks Doc.Sab πŸ™‚

    • Dear sabah first dont skip breakfast. Avoid much oil food. Drink fat free milk. Use more proteine in ur diet. And main thing plzzz eat drink all thing with sunnah.

  8. hello sir,
    i’m suman gupta from sangrur, punjab, indian. my weight is 72 kgs ang i’m 19 year old i want to loss my weight. i also have a diet plan bt can i eat roasted chana as a snacks due to my budget. pls suggest me.

  9. Its helpful to read ,
    I’m pregnant with 8 month now and have 74 weight which is high with higher level of blood glucose and low hemoglobin. Can u suggest something to control please.

  10. Hello Sir I am trying to lose like 40 pounds, and I am following Atkins diet according to which I have to consume less carbohydrates, so how many roasted chana can I have per day so as to maintain my low carb diet ? and does roasted chana actually aid in weight loss? So looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks

  11. Hello Sir ,

    I’m 32 years old Man and my body weight is very low , only 55. could you please advice me , if Kala chana will help me to gain weight . In addition , what other things i should take to gain weight .


  12. Helo sir………sir meri shaadi ko 2 saal ho gye hai or abhi koi baby nahi hai….conceive krne me problem ho rhi hai to mujhe kya khana cahiye

  13. Hellow…….
    my name is shaun and my wife name is sandra,she is 22 not much fat and her cheeks went inside she worried a lot and she has started eating channa ( which we normally sock in water at nght) so doest she need to continue that to get chabby cheeks….plz hepl me out wth this , she is nt leaving me..if channa is nt the solution plz segguest me…………

  14. Can gud and Chana helps to overcome constipation? What instead of roasted chana I take chana kept in water overnight?

  15. Sir soaked chana 100 gram per day in evening diet or in morning will make my muscle make my strong…or makes mw strong internally .?????????
    Nd i m pure vegitarian chana is substitute of egg in refrence of strengthning my muscle while doing work out in gym in my routine

  16. sir m 29 year ka hu or m single hu mera weight 60kg h kuch weekness rhti h to kya m gur chana kha sakta hu agr kha sakta hu to kitana or kai se

  17. Sir I m 37 years old. My both legs effected with polio. My weight is 58 . I want to loose my weight. I do yoga 3-4 days in a week . Plz suggest me diet chart plz . Thanx sir

      • Dear Manoj, I feel loosing 15kg in 3 months is possible, but you need to start this under the guidance of your physician, exercise expert and nutritionist. They can design a plan to sustain that weight loss, otherwise you might gain it again.
        Dr. Anil Singhal.

  18. SIR, I M 25 yrs old and my weight is only 50kg i dnt hv di enough muscles so, sir can soak chana or gram can help me to gain weight?? sir, pls help me by providing ur valuable diet plan n suggestion thank you.

  19. If you want to gain your weight,you take little amount of white chana keep one night in water morning remove water eat in early morning then drink one glass horlicks…
    You try am tried once and i gain 5 kgs weight in 2 months

  20. Hello Doctor,
    I have few problems namely facial hair, over weight and losing lot of hair these days.Got my thyroid tests done n its normal. Can you advice my accordingly to get rid of the above mentioned issues. Right now on R20 from Reckweg’s and Pulsatilla 1M.

  21. respected sir,
    I’m rajnish from Jammu nd my age is 19 yrs .I’m so thin nd I want that more 10kg should b added as my weight how much quantity of soybeans nd black Channa should I prefer to take in one day I also want to gain more weight is 45 kg nd my height is 6foot 1inch …plzz sir suggest some advice
    thank you

  22. My age is 21. My bp is low 90/60. will roasted channa will be good for that?? if so in how much quantity should i take and have to take with gurr??? any other ways to raise my bp then please do tell.

  23. hello sir I am 21 years old. I am a skinny boy so, kindly tell me the easy way to gain weight.

    *does chana help us for gaining weight?

  24. Sir i an suffering from hyperacidity please suggest a regime of diwt so that i could stick to it to be free from foasted gram useful in lessening acidity and whar about the gur…..

  25. hello sir
    i want to loose my weight.. iam hungry n that time icn eat or there is any time i can eat chana n gur….bz many people said after dinner or lunch it will gud

  26. Hi,

    My age is 24 years and my height is 5’7″ with only 57-58 kgs weight. I have constipation problem and very low immune system. The whole day I feel very sleepy.

    Kindly advise me what type of diet should I need to gain my wait and improve immune system.

  27. I am 65 years old man.I am having the problem of Frequent Urination during Day Time. My friend has suggested me to eat Roasted Black Grams and Jaggery daily to overcome this problem.Kindly let me know as to whether the above solution will help me .I will be thankful to you for your advice.

  28. Kindly advise me if eating of Black Grams(Kala Chan) will help me to get rid of the problem of Frequent Urination during Day Time.I am sixty year old man.

  29. i am a 32 year married boy and from the age 10 i have the difficulty of blocked nose.though in the month of May also my nose is blocked.

  30. Hello sir,
    I used to eat a lot of roasted chana and because of that I became very fat. I am 12 years old.Can u say why did that happen? And after I stopped eating it I became normal can u say the reason

  31. Hello,
    Myself Mohit, I am 27 year old and currently I am doing exercises daily to loose my weight.I just want to ask as I used to eat roasted chana as snack. So is it helpful in reducing weight.

  32. Hello sir..
    I am arjun yadav, i have used daily gur and chna.
    Can you tell me it is danger my health because i am thin…
    I wants to fat. i am 23 years old


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